The Leadership Team is composed of well-rounded and experienced professionals who work collaboratively to ensure each program cycle runs as smoothly as possible.
Mr. Romero directly manages all of our program initiatives and instructional components. He also co-creates the HEROES Seminar for college mentors ensuring they are well-prepared for their mentorship practice. Additionally, Mr. Romero acts as the supervisor of record for all leadership team members.
Associate Program Director
Ms. Watson oversees our Student Success, Creative Initiatives, and 1:1 Mentorship teams. With prior experience as a mentor and program manager, she brings years of expertise to our program, prepared to support all projects and tasks.
Student Success Manager
Luna Del Aguila
Ms. Del Aguila oversees all of our student and family communications, ensuring that clear and effective communication channels are maintained at all times. If you need support with your child, please contact Ms. Del Aguila.
1:1 Program Manager
Kayla will be responsible for grading assignments, delivering feedback, and acting as a resource for all mentors.
Pathways to Success Manager
Ms. Dulani teaches one of our Pathway to Success courses and also oversees the PTS program to ensure it is carried out effectively. She is the point of contact for all of our Teaching Assistants.
Creative Initiatives Manager
Mari provides oversight to our Creative Initiatives team, ensuring that innovative and impactful projects are developed and executed successfully.
Program Recruitment Manager
Rianna is primarily responsible for overseeing the program recruitment and enrollment process, as well as tracking our application metrics.
Assistant Manager of Student Recruitment
Nia is primarily responsible for communicating and making school partnerships with different schools.
Student Communications Coordinator
Ms. Liriano will be primarily responsible for supporting with our family and student communications
Creative Initiatives Coordinator
Ian will be responsible for supporting the creative initiative team with developing social media material and tracking all marketing efforts
School Partnerships Coordinator
Mrs. Bateman is primarily responsible for communicating and making school partnerships with different schools.
School Partnerships Coordinator
Ms. Brunn is primarily responsible for communicating and making school partnerships with different schools.
Web & Programming Coordinator
Elaine is joining us to oversee website management, serve as our IT specialist, and develop new engaging features for our website. With her expertise, she will ensure our online platform is optimized for user experience and functionality.
Student Wellness Coordinator
Ms. Wong, our dedicated Student Wellness Coordinator, will be developing newsletters for students, crafting self-care projects and ideas, and making herself available for any students in need of a wellness check-in.
Ivan will be utilizing his knowledge and talent to oversee all of our data tracking metrics. Additionally, he will provide guidance and support in the successful development of program tracking materials.
Staff Engagement and Wellness Specialist
Jordyn will be overseeing our staff engagement and wellness initiatives by organizing wellness check-ins, distributing staff newsletters, and actively involving the team in a variety of projects and enjoyable activities.
Pathway to Success Administrative Assistant
Ms. Johnson is our support specialist for the Pathway to Success program. She is responsible for overseeing our attendance procedures, corresponding with students and families, and supporting in various team projects.
Creative Design Specialist
Alexandra will be responsible for supporting the creative initiative team with developing social media material and tracking all marketing efforts
9th & 10th Grade
Identity & College Writing